Episode 050 - Bill Meara - N2CQR
Bill Meara, N2CQR, rediscovered his love of homebrewing while on professional assignment for the American Foreign Service, in the Azores. He has since traveled the World with his family and ham radio while at the same time building homebrew transceivers using the Manhattan method. Bill joins, Eric, 4Z1UG, in his QSO Today.
Grandmother said that Bill was "electrically inclined"
Dilbert - The Knack - "The Curse of the Engineer"
Apollo 11 Moon Landing, Neil Armstrong
Jean Shepherd, K2ORS, had a popular radio show on WOR, in New York. His radio shows are preserved here.
First Radio Club: Crystal Radio Club - W2DMC
First Elmer: Hilmar Maier, WB2NEC
First License: Novice, April 1973, WN2QHL
First SWL Receiver: Lafayette Electronics HA600A
First Transmitter: Heathkit DX40 transmitter, active on 40 and 15 meters as a teenager.
Receiver Upgrade: Drake 2B receiver
Transmitter Upgrade: Hallicrafters HT-37
First DX Contact: Vic Brosnan, ZL2ACP, Waipawa, New Zealand, on 15 meters
Army National Guard - Signal Battalion - Bill spent his "gap" year in the Army National guard.
Bill aquired his current call sign, N2CQR, when he was stationed in the Dominican Republic.
QRP Classics, By Robert Schetgen, KU7G, published by the ARRL. from Amazon
W1VD, Jay Rusgrove, QRP transmitter appeared in QRP Classics.
Homebrew Construction Practices:
N2CQR's Mighty Midget Receiver
BITX20 and BITX17 is a transceiver designed by Ashlan Farhan, VU3ICQ. It is available from Pacific Antenna in kit form.
N2CQR 17 Meter Double Sideband Project using a design based on work by Doug Demaw,
Sprat Magazine - quarterly, from the GQRP Club.
Ramsey Electronic Kits - RF linear ampilfier
Soul of a New Machine, by Tracy Kidder - a computer history
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Lafayette HA-600 General Coverage Receiver
Drake 2B Receiver
N2CQR BitX Hamshack
Inside the BitX20 SSB Transceiver